Getting Started Crochet
Neophyte crafters learn how to wield a crochet hook with skill and grace, enter yarn stores with confidence, and recreate their favorite crochet trends in this invaluable guide. Seemingly complex crocheting jargon and techniques are demystified with step-by-step photographs and instructions. Clear diagrams demonstrate how to hold a crochet hook and yarn, and form basic sti...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Interweave Press
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Good illustrations, simple patterns, excellent explanations of various stitches with step-by-step hook work. As the woman who recommended it to me said, it's also, "More hip. Some Granny, but not TOO Granny." Includes instructions on basic stitches, finishing, gauge, and several patterns ranging from very basic to more technical. A good first book for a new hobbyist.